Local News

  • Santa arrives Saturday

    Hodgenville celebrates Christmas Saturday beginning with a holiday home tour and ending with a visit by Santa.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline gains more ground

    Boardwalk Pipeline Partners and Williams, the companies that propose to build a natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky, have obtained additional easements from local landowners.

  • Meth found in Upton

     Two people have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine at an Upton residence.

  • E'town man injured in wreck

    An Elizabethtown man was airlifted Wednesday morning to a Louisville hospital after police said he attempted a U-Turn on the Blue Grass Parkway while crossing into the path of a tractor trailer.

    Charles L. Dever, 60, of Elizabethtown, was parked on the shoulder facing eastbound at the 1-mile marker of the parkway in his 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck when witnesses told police he merged into the slow lane.


       Interstate 65 Northbound is closed near Mile Point 75 due to a semi crash.  One southbound lane is blocked, as well.
    The scene is estimated to take 4 hours to clear.  Updates will be sent as time estimates to get a lane open are solidified.
    Traffic volume on the interstate is heavy.  Northbound motorists traveling through between Bowling Green and Elizabethtown are urged to use the William Natcher Parkway north to the Western Kentucky Parkway east and rejoin I65 in Elizabethtown.

  • Family Worship Center buys Sunrise Manor

    The old Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, which sat vacant for two years, is being repurposed.
    The rooms that once housed the aging or infirm will be turned into Sunday school rooms and office space.
    Family Worship Center of Hodgenville purchased the 46-year-old building at absolute auction Saturday, Nov. 16, for $181,000.
    Members of the church hugged each other after auctioneer Gary Reynolds said, “sold.”

  • Skaggs enters Distinguished Young Woman program

    For the first time in several years, LaRue County has a participant in the Distinguished Young Women scholarship program, formerly called Junior Miss.
    Brigitte Skaggs, daughter of Mike and Denise Skaggs of Hodgenville, will represent LaRue County in the state program in January at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center.
    Skaggs competed as an at-large entrant (for those counties without programs) in September at Campbellsville University.  

  • Not a fish tale: Magnolia man finds hidden artistic talent

    Kurt Hencye has learned to paint.
    At age 37, the Magnolia man tackled his first art project – detailing a ceramic largemouth bass. Using a small brush, he painstakingly blended colors and dabbed paint on each scale.
    It took six months to complete. He’s proud of the result – doubly so because Kurt is legally blind.
    Kurt, whose failing sight is genetic, can see things up close but even at arm’s length, things begin to blur. Late in the day, when his eye muscles begin tiring, his sight worsens.

  • Volunteers working to make a merry Christmas for local families

    The pressure is on at Santa’s Workshop.
    Ann “Snookie” Morrison and her handful of dedicated volunteers have been working in the Phelps-Morrison building at the LaRue County Fairgrounds for a couple of weeks, organizing the 47th annual Santa Run.
    The Run, started by Snookie’s husband, Bobby, delivers new and gently-used toys and clothing to children around LaRue County via the “Santa Bus” – an aging, refurbished school bus. Fire departments in each community open their doors each year to the children and volunteers.

  • LaRue under tornado watch

    LaRue County is under a tornado watch.

    The National Weather Service alert will be in effect until 10 p.m. EST. All residents are encouraged to be aware of changing weather conditions and be prepared to take cover if a warning is issued.

    Severe weather with damaging winds are expected this afternoon and tonight, according to forecasters. A squall line will pass through Kentucky bringing damaging straight line winds and the possibility of spawning tornadoes.